Please look through some recent commercial and residential project examples we have completed. If you have an idea for a concrete creation, let us know and we can make it happen with quality, service, and value!
WE COMPLETED THE UPTOWN MOZAIC PLAZA
The recently completed Mozaic Plaza by Ryan Companies and the Ackerberg Group represents the latest in public art display and a growing trend in Urban Architectural/Art projects. Concrete Science installed the 18,000 square foot plaza in an etched finish, integrally colored concrete supplied by Cemstone. The curvilinear water feature walls and seating walls were seeded with chromium coated red glass for additional color and light reflection.
Click here to see the Ackerberg summary of the project.
TECHNICAL RENOVATION OF VERIZON BUILDING
XEC Construction Services of Kansas City, Kansas recently awarded the Verizon Control Building’s addition in Bloomington, MN to Concrete Science for the structural concrete, brick veneer and concrete paving for this high security facility. The structure houses the primary controls for cellular switching in this geographic territory.
The new facility will allow for additional equipment necessary to keep the switching equipment temperature controlled. “Over one million calls per minute are funneled through this room” which emphasizes the need for precise environmental conditions in the equipment areas.
Correspondingly, to ensure that all concrete structures involved throughout this project were securely fastened, we used masonry and concrete fasteners similar to this bulldog anchor. Using these types of fasteners allows the concrete to stay firmly in place for years to come.
UNIQUE CONCRETE PROJECT AT PRIVATE CHICAGO HOME
“Contemporary Architectural Wonder” best describes this unusual Residence just north of Downtown Chicago. The extensive use of slag cement and white Portland cement concrete created a spectacular background for the ground Italian marble aggregate finish. Concrete Science work scope included all Architectural site paving, concrete pool decking, cantilevered ground copings, elevated decking surfaces, architectural lighting installation, caulking and all water repellant sealants.
Click here to see the architect’s summary and more photos of this exceptional home.
EXTENSIVE CONTRACT AT CEDAR POINTE TOWNHOMES
Concrete Science recently completed the foundation correction for Steven-Scott Management Company. The work entailed extensive foundation repair on the 16 slab-on-grade structures, drainage correction via sewer evacuation and soils correction in the affected areas. This kind of concrete repair should only be done by trained professionals to ensure all is correct and safe. However, in some cases, just using concrete will not help, there needs to be a full foundation repair administered to make sure that the ground is solid and able to withstand the test of time. Going onto websites such as https://welevelit.com/free-foundation-inspection-evaluation/ can help with getting an evaluation to see what needs to be repaired if you are a homeowner.
The project went extremely well considering the corrections and logistics involved in maintaining building access for the residents during construction. Although the originally projected 12-week schedule crept into the 13th week due to a few rain days, the construction supervisor for the project asserted that “the project went very smoothly considering the logistics and complications involved with the invasive nature of the work.” When issues like this arise, using construction software can be helpful, construction time tracking will notify all involved about what is happening and changing of time frames.
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EXTENSIVE WORK ON PRIVATE MINNESOTA HOME
This video sums up the array of architectural, decorative concrete, stone and block work done on this wonderful West Metro home. We worked with the home owner so they had approval on each element of the project.
OUR CEO SPOKE AT 2011 UMN CONFERENCE
Steven W. Hicks, CEO of Construction Science presented the “latest in Architectural Concrete Innovations” at the recent University of Minnesota Concrete Conference which serves as a professional development program for engineers, contractors, architects, consultants, educators, and engineering students. Concepts presented were the “Primary use of glass and other siliceous materials in concrete paving”, “Integrity of engineered materials utilized in today’s Architectural concrete surfaces” and “Structural components necessary for durable Architectural pavement cross sections”.
The Architectural Concrete Presentation boasted a standing room only crowd in the Continuing Education Conference Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.